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Grace Foundation volunteers help heal wounds

Jean Acosta goes nose to nose with Rusty, a Grace Foundation resident that she plans to adopt. The two met at the Whispering PInes Ranch in Susanville where she helped other volunteers rescue the abused and starving horses. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

On a gusty and bright fall afternoon on the Grace Foundation ranch dozens of volunteers feed, socialize and exercise horses, many of which suffered starvation and abuse at Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville. Intel Project Manager Jean Acosta works with her “project horse,” a spirited and affectionate 2-year-old gelding mustang named Rusty. She plans to […]

No Comment / November 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH sewer lift station to get facelift

A sewer lift station in El Dorado Hills will get a nearly $1 million facelift and none too soon. “Extremely, extremely bad” is how Wastewater/Recycled Water Division Manager Vicki Caulfield described the Timberline lift station. “This is an emergency. We’re not waiting,” said Director George Wheeldon. “We have to replace these things before they fail. […]

No Comment / November 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College president announces retirement

Folsom Lake College President Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman, the college’s founding president, has announced she plans to retire from her position effective June 30, 2012. Scott-Skillman was appointed president of Folsom Lake College July 1, 2001, after a national search. She previously served in progressively responsible positions in four colleges and the California Community College System […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Celebrate Wild Nights & Holiday Lights at Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary will soon be ablaze with holiday lights, providing a beautiful backdrop for a unique family experience this holiday season. Wild Nights & Holiday Lights kicks runs 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8-10 and 15-23. In preparation for the second annual event, volunteers have hung thousands of colorful, environmentally friendly LED lights […]

No Comment / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State wants to return $17 million

SACRAMENTO — The Franchise Tax Board announced it is holding more than $17 million in returned state income tax refunds. This year more than 52,000 refunds, ranging from $1 to $39,000, have been returned. Typically, refunds are returned because the taxpayer changed residences after filing a tax return. Taxpayers expecting a state refund, or unsure if […]

No Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Assemblywoman Huber plans move to Rancho

Huber Alyson

The first local casualty of California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission is El Dorado Hills’ own Democrat Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, who announced last week that she’s moving to Rancho Cordova. The commission packed up Huber’s notoriously gerrymandered 10th Assembly District and shipped it to Marin County. El Dorado Hills now resides in a more heterogeneous District […]

1 Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?

             

1 Comment / November 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »